Every so often, an artist comes along and, through their music, causes us all to remember and re-fall in love with good, raw, honest rock music.
Enter Mitski. A young, 24 year-old singer/songwriter, whose diary-like lyrics and gritty guitar chords have taken listeners by storm. Her newest album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek, has been hailed as her “breakout album,” but surprised people that it was already her third album.
Bury Me is an emotional walk through the mind of Mitski, and at points you may almost blush at how open and honest the songwriting is. The album begins in an acoustic, almost sweet entry point leading almost suddenly into an electric guitar screech where the power of the album begins. From then we are led down a dark path. A dark path bathed in the light of visceral guitars, comedic surliness cradled in wide ranging, strong vocals and pure, unadulterated, lo-fi indie-rock.
Not only does her album help take music back to the roots it so very needed to come back to, but her online persona is as real as it gets, and you can’t help but want to befriend her the next time you see her at a show. Follow her twitter and catch her sarcastic bites, and realer than real look about the industry and all other passive-aggressive nonsense she has to deal with on a daily basis. Mitski is an artist whose gift surpasses musical talent. She has a knack for telling it like it is, and confirms the idea that if it comes from your heart, you can’t go wrong.